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Binance.US Appoints Brian Shroder as CEO, After Serving as President Since Sept 2021

Binance.US announced on October 8, 2021 (Friday) that Brian Shroder has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Shroder was appointed President of Binance.US in September of this year and has been assisting with leading the firm’s strategy and execution, fundraising, business and corporate development “as well… Read More

Binance Appoints Tigran Gambarayan as VP of Global Intelligence and Investigations, Matthew Price as Senior Director of Investigations

Digital assets firm Binance is pleased to confirm that they’ve hired Tigran Gambaryan, a former special agent of the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Cyber Crimes Unit in Washington, D.C. Tigran joins Binance as Vice President of Global Intelligence and Investigations after working for around… Read More

Binance Hires Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol, Exchange Is Reportedly being Investigated for Insider Trading, Market Manipulation

Digital assets firm Binance has expanded its Audit and Investigations team with the appointment of Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol where he served as a specialist on the Dark Web team. As mentioned in the update from Binance, Nils will be tasked with focusing on conducting… Read More

Binance Not Capable of Being Supervised by the UK FCA: Two Attorneys Comment

Earlier today, the UK Financial Conduct Authority posted the “First Supervisory Notice” related to a statement by the FCA in June that Binance Markets Limited is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK. Binance Markets is part of the Binance Group. Binance… Read More

Over 18,000 ETH Burned Since EIP-1559 Went Live on Ethereum MainNet: Report

The latest report from EthHub, the “essential” resource for Ethereum information, curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar), notes that Ethereum Improvement Proposal or EIP-1559 is now live on the Ethereum (ETH) network. Since the major upgrade went live this past week, the… Read More

Former OCC Comptroller Brian Brooks Departs Binance.US CEO Position

Former acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has announced his exit as CEO of Binance.US. Brooks has only been the Chief Executive of Binance.US since April 2021. Binance.us is a subsidiary of Binance – the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. At the time… Read More

Binance Regulatory Crackdown Continues as Securities Commission Malaysia Announces New Enforcement Actions Against Crypto Exchange

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced new enforcement actions against digital assets firm Binance. The cryptocurrency exchange operator has been accused of illegally operating its trading platform in Malaysia. The SC has now ordered Binance to immediately disable access to its website as well… Read More

Former Utah State Legislator and CEO at SmartFi Shares Comments After Reports of Binance CEO Considering Resigning from His Role

Zhao Changpeng

Changpeng Zhao or “CZ”, the CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume, recently announced that he would be welcoming regulation. CZ also said he wants Binance to work cooperatively with regulatory authorities, across the globe, as it establishes… Read More

Over 2.1M BTC Return to Profitability based on Realized Price, $955M in Shorts Liquidated in 24 Hrs with Bitcoin Reaching $39K: Report

As Bitcoin prices rally higher, more than 2.1 million $BTC have now “returned to profitability based on their realized price,” according to an update from Glassnode. According to Glassnode, this indicates that 11.2% of the circulating Bitcoin supply has an “on-chain cost basis between $29k… Read More

UK Natwest is Next to Block Binance

Natwest is the next shoe to drop in the ongoing purge of transfers to Binance, according to a report by Yahoo. Recently, Santander and Barclays issued statements that they would no longer facilitate transfers from UK customers to the Binance platform. This all stems from a… Read More

Research Note: Bitcoin Not Alone in Recent Price Woes

Don’t say she didn’t warn you, GlobalBlock sales trader Alexandra Clark said in her latest research notes. As Bitcoin continued plummeting, contributing to the downward spiral was the lacklustre performance of crypto stock Galaxy Digital Holdings, which shed 63 percent of its value from its… Read More

Binance USD Exceeds $11B Market Cap, as Binance CEO Commits to Working with Authorities to Ensure Compliance

Binance USD, a major stablecoin issued by crypto exchange Binance, has reached its $10B market cap milestone and has entered the top 10 digital currency rankings, the company confirmed in a blog post on July 15, 2021. Binance USD has already exceeded $11 billion in… Read More

Binance Exits Stock Token Trading

Digital assets are inclusive of securities, commodities, utilities, and all of the above. For crypto exchanges, the ability to trade security tokens makes sense – if you are fully compliant. Yesterday, the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance announced it will no longer support stock tokens…. Read More

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Says Binance Security Token Offerings are Unregulated Activity

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a notice that Binance may be offering stock token offerings to Hong Kong investors. The SFC stated that Binance is not licensed to offer regulated activity in Hong Kong. Binance has recently been the target… Read More

The Bank of Lithuania Warns Binance on Unlicensed Services

The Bank of Lithuania has issued a warning targeting Binance and its “unlicensed investment services provided in Lithuania.” The Bank did not indicate whether or not it was taking further action to compel Binance to cease any activity within Lithuania. The central bank ordered Binance… Read More

UK Based Payments Firm Clear Junction Stops Binance Transfers

The aftershocks continue to reverberate as affiliated firms assess the action by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ban Binance’s activity in the UK. Late last month, the UK securities regulatory effectively shut down Binance’s activity in the country. The statement by the FCA was… Read More

Santander Says They Have Stopped Payments to Binance for Customers’ Protection

Following the announcement from Barclays that it would no longer allow transfers to the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance, Santander has announced it will do the same. As posted on the Santander website, the bank explains: We’re stopping payments to Binance for your protection We… Read More

Algorand, Cardano, Bitcoin Among This Week’s Movers in Crypto/Blockchain World

Decision-makers in the United States are warming to cryptocurrency for a variety of reasons, including self-interest, GlobalBlock sales trader Alexandra Clark said recently. Senator Cynthia Lummis has encouraged people to buy and hold bitcoin in their portfolios as the billions of dollars in stimulus cannot… Read More

Barclays Blocks UK Customers From Transferring Funds to Binance

At the end of last month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that Binance Markets Limited was no longer permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK. Binance Markets is part of the broader Binance Group – a company that powers the largest… Read More

Thai Securities and Exchange Commission Files Criminal Complaint Against Binance

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand is the next jurisdiction to target the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. According to a posting by the securities regulator, the Thai SEC has filed a criminal complaint against Binance for operating a digital asset business without a license…. Read More

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